Millennial Democrat Jon Ossoff favored to win Tom Price's House seat

Millennial Democrat Jon Ossoff favored to win Tom Price's House seat

"Together we are going to stand up for the rights of women. for science, clean air and clean water and a climate we can live in", he said, adding "civil rights and voting rights" and "the LGBT community here in Georgia".

Naturally, both candidates are campaigning hard to the end.

This is the most expensive House race in US history, potentially topping $50 million. Former Rep. Tom Price, whose departure to become Trump's health and human services secretary led to the special election, won each time he was on the ballot since 2004 with more than 60% of the vote. While the district usually votes Republican, she has a lot more ground to make up than Ossoff does.

It is the type of seat the Democrats will need to win if they want to overturn the Republican House majority in mid-term elections next year.

Republicans see an opportunity to squelch Democratic enthusiasm.

"Big day tomorrow in Georgia and South Carolina", Trump tweeted, referring to a second state which is holding a special congressional election today.

Democrats failed to pickup the Congressional seats vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (Mont.), Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney (S.C.), and CIA Director Mike Pompeo (Kansas).

But even with that pedigree, Trump barely edged Democrat Hillary Clinton in November, giving Ossoff his opening once Price was confirmed. Handel's spokesperson Kate Constantini called the ad "disturbing and disgusting".

As reported in April, Ossoff can not even vote for himself, because he does not now live in the congressional district he wants to represent. On Sunday, Reddit user Marky5000 posted a photo album to the Atlanta board that featured more than 20 mailers sent to residents in the district. Ossoff has said the address is close to Emory University, where his fiancee attends medical school.

Handel has handled Trump gingerly.

"Just like any sporting event, however unlikely it is that you're close heading into the fourth quarter, a loss is bitterly disappointing and there will be some feeling of, "when do we get this done if it's not this race?'" Democratic strategist Dan Kanninen told Politico". Handel lags behind at about $5 million. Tens of millions of dollars have fueled the fierce special election campaigns, making this the priciest congressional run in history. "The people of this district are not from a views and a values standpoint aligned with Nancy Pelosi".

In the history of awful endorsements, Trump's endorsement of Karen Handel has to be one of the worst.

"I think it's a bad thing to say", Collins said.

Handel drew enormous outrage last week when she told a conservative mom that her "faith" wouldn't allow her to support the woman's LGBT daughter, insisting that she shouldn't even be allowed to adopt children or raise a family.



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